Radiological clinical services are changing in the United States. Many traditional radiography exams, specifically x-ray exams, are being replaced by or supplemented with advanced imaging studies. There is a growing need for entry-level radiographers to be competent in different imaging modalities upon entering the workforce and for current radiography-registered technologists to obtain certification and registration in one or more of these.

The MSU Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate Program provides radiology students and professionals an opportunity to further their radiologic science careers with a specialty in MRI. This program consists of online didactic courses and clinical experience requirements obtained by student arrangement. Upon completion of the MRI Certificate Program, technologists will have received the coursework and will have independently obtained the clinical experience requirements needed to qualify for and take the post-primary American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT®) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Examination.

The MRI Certificate Program is designed to meet the growing need for MRI-competent technologists in radiology. This program provides several pathways to meet the specific requirements of the individual radiology student or professional. All MRI program courses are delivered entirely online with no on-campus requirements.*

  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology (BSRT) with MRI-Dual Modality

This pathway is for entry-level students who are seeking dual national certification (Radiography and MRI). Following the completion of the MSU BSRT entry-level program and upon successful completion of the Radiography registry exam students may sit for the ARRT MRI Examination.

  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) completion program with MRI Certificate

This pathway is for students in the BSRS program who are registered technologists in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy. The student will graduate with a BSRS degree and an MRI Certificate. Upon completion, the technologist will be prepared to sit for the ARRT MRI Examination.

  • Non-degree seeking MRI Certificate

This pathway is for registered technologists in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy who are not seeking a BSRS degree. Completing the certificate will prepare the technologist to sit for the ARRT MRI Examination.

Flexible Clinical Arrangements

The MRI program courses are fully online providing flexibility in schedules and geographical locations. Each student may achieve their ARRT clinical experience requirements in the hospital or clinic where they are employed or at a location near them. MSU can provide help in forming these relationships.

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COVID-19 is currently affecting our community and campus. Please be aware that policies may change suddenly. Clinical site immunization policies supersede program requirements. Students must understand that most clinical agencies prohibit the presence of unvaccinated students at their facilities. Students who are unwilling or unable to comply with their clinical site immunization policy will be required to step out of the program and reapply. Students attending programs in the Gunn College of Health Science and Human services will most likely care for COVID-positive patients. Therefore, it is advised that all students receive the COVID-19 vaccine before their first clinical rotation. It is also recommended that students receive the COVID-19 booster.